After Thoughts: Dr. David Nash

On July 20, 2012 by Scott K. Johnson

Dr. David Nash

What an honor to share an hour with Dr. David Nash, a perfect intersection of good healthcare, great outcomes, smart business, and economic welfare for everyone involved.

Time flies when you’re having fun, and this hour sped by quicker than any show I can remember.  Dr. Nash is an engaging guest with a wealth of information that will propel you into thinking about some big-picture healthcare issues in ways you haven’t thought about before.

Dr. Nash has a gift for communicating big ideas, and complicated topics, in ways that make sense.  Not only helping you understand the issues, but providing examples and questions that get you thinking, actively, about the subjects.  To put it simply, I felt smarter just listening to him because of his talent in communication.

In his role as the Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health, he is helping a team of superstars with a goal of creating a new type of leader to help with all aspects of health reform.

Dr. Nash mentioned a number of different resources and links that I’d like to make sure we have mentioned here:

  • Nash on Health Policy - Dr. Nash’s blog where he shares a wealth of information, as well as many other ways (Facebook, twitter, YouTube, etc) to keep up with him and his work.
  • Dr. Nash mentioned Dr. David Kindig out of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
  • Dr. Nash mentioned a recent conference, called CONVERGE, which brought together elite startups, innovative hospital leaders, and top decision makers from the medical device, pharma, health IT, and investor communities.  Read Dr. Nash’s wrote a great post about it recently.
  • The book, “The Creative Destruction of Medicine” by Eric Topol, M.D.
  • Related to the above mentioned book, Dr. Nash mentioned “Quantifiable Selfers“, which really intrigued Cherise and I.  It didn’t take much research to uncover the QS Movement.  I haven’t looked into it in great detail, but the description, “self knowledge through numbers”, sounds pretty applicable to those of us living with diabetes.  Do you have any experience with this area?  Please share!
This was an intensely thought provoking show, and I do hope you’ll check it out.
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